Orange Snow-Balls

1½ hour.


  • Rice, 8 oz.
  • China oranges, 5


Take out the unhusked grains, and wash well half a pound of rice; put it into plenty of water, and boil it rather quickly for tea minutes; drain and let it cool. Pare four large, or five small oranges, and clear from them entirely the thick white inner skin; spread the rice, in as many equal portions as there are oranges, upon some pudding or dumpling cloths; tie the fruit separately in these, and boil the snow-balls for an hour and a half; turn them carefully on to a dish, and strew plenty of sifted sugar over them. The oranges carefully pared may be enclosed in a thin paste and boiled for the same time.